ICE Not At DUI Checkpoints

By Mark Ralston

(Cleveland) – In a day and age when immigration raids are becoming more common, it raises questions of whether any of us could be questioned as to our citizenship status.

The American Civil Liberties Union says the law does allow border patrol agents to do random stops and searches within 100 miles of a border, and since the U.S.-Canadian border runs through the middle of Lake Erie, Cleveland is within that 100-mile area.

The question came up earlier this week when social media blew up as Cleveland Police were doing a DUI checkpoint on the west side.  People wondered if ICE agents were involved.  Immigration experts say ICE might be involved only if someone can’t produce a driver’s license, and that person would then be jailed and fingerprinted.

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